Alan Imberg is a relative newcomer to the ambient/experimental genre, but his gifts, as demonstrated on his debut recording, A Collection of Thoughts, show a thoughtful and dedicated artist masterfully crafting beautiful guitar soundscapes. What's especially exciting about Imberg's work on A Collection of Thoughts is that he's using a sonic vocabulary that really seems to have only been spoken in the works of Brian Eno, particularly some of the work on his Apollo recordings. At the same time comparisons can be drawn to ambient guitar master Jeff Pearce and Imberg's work, but they are quite different. They are quite similar if you consider that they are both crafting ambient music and sonic tapestries with the guitar, but they both have their own distinct sound and it shows through in all of their works. Imberg has created an excellent recording with A Collection of Thoughts and one that endures; this is a must-have for fans of guitar or tranquil and contemplative ambient music.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Borghi